Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

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This software assists the way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Barnsley Building Society’s changes. Notwithstanding that utilising COMPLETIONmonitor is not a condition for being on the Barnsley Building Society panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Barnsley Building Society’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your panel status.

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Banks and building societies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Barnsley Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Barnsley Building Society has made 305 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 9.0 days. In total, 85% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barnsley Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
5.5.1b 01/12/2014 CML
6.8.1 14/01/2014 CML Adoption of Road or Sewer Indemnity Insurance
6.4.4 21/10/2013 CML
16.5.2 28/05/2013 CML
16.5.2 16/01/2013 CML
3.2.3 16/01/2013 CML
5.15.2a 16/01/2013 CML
6.14.1a 16/01/2013 CML
6.14.3 03/01/2013 CML
6.7.1 10/01/2012 CML

Last update 17/01/2019

Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers from members of the public

My financial adviser has informed me that I have to pay Barnsley Building Society fees should I instruct my family lawyer. How efficient are the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitors? I dont care which law firm I use provided that they are good and not exorbitantly priced. Are there any Barnsley Building Society conveyancers you'd recommend?
Barnsley Building Society’s conveyancing panel is substantial so your best bet is just to check with the firms you are getting quotes from that they are on the panel. You can search by postcode on the search tool on this site to find solicitors that Barnsley Building Society will allow to act for them.
My husband and I changing mortgage lender for our maisonette with Barnsley Building Society. We have a son 19 who lives with us. The solicitor on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have two questions (1) Is this document specific to the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we purchased 3 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Barnsley Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Barnsley Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Barnsley Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the Barnsley Building Society approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the Barnsley Building Society solicitor panel.
My conveyancers in Manchester have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society. Is it case that being on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?
Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Barnsley Building Society directly.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat. I have a mortgage offer with Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel.
Planning on purchasing a house with a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel
After shopping around on the internet I have found a solicitor having made sure that they are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property? Or Having read lots of house buying,I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my solicitor - who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?
Barnsley Building Society will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Barnsley Building Society will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller. or Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society you could contact your them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors.